When we lived in the Netherlands, every time the second Sunday of May rolled around, we’d walk down to our neighborhood bakery called “Bakker Bart” and indulge in flaky puff pastry turnovers filled with chocolate, sausage and jam (my personal order) or some sort of egg mixture. I decided it would be fun to recreate those moments this year combining scrambled eggs with chilies, onion, green pepper, and pepper jack cheese with Johnsonville Fully Cooked Sausage Patties, and wrapping the final product in puff pastry. Delicious!
I’m so happy to have discovered Johnsonville Fully Cooked Sausage Patties because they allow my mom to have breakfast in bed tomorrow while still allowing us all to get the zzzz’s we need… the patties are placed directly on the puff pastry prior to baking-no pre-cooking required! The sausage also has 10 grams of protein per two patties! I highly recommend you give this new product from America’s largest sausage brand! I'm using the original variety in this recipe, but the turkey variety tastes great, too. The bold flavors form the sausage pair perfectly with the spice from the chilies and the richness from the cheese.
Southwest Breakfast Turnovers
Makes 4 turnovers
Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus thawing of the puff pastry, if frozen)
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
-4 Johnsonville Fully Cooked Sausage Patties (1/2 of 9.6 oz. package)
-1 sheet puff pastry, thawed if frozen
-4 eggs plus 1 additional egg for brushing
-1/2 green bell pepper, diced
-1/2 cup diced onion (about 1/2 diced onion)
-1/2 cup pepper jack or colby jack cheese
-4 tablespoons diced green chilies (from a 4 oz. can)
-1/2 cup corn kernels
-3 tablespoons milk or cream
-1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
-1 tablespoon butter
-Salt and Pepper
-Jalapeno slices and shredded cheese, for topping (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add butter. When melted, add in the green pepper and onion. Cook until the bell pepper is tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and ground cumin.
To finish off this post, I asked my mom to share her top three tips for a Mother’s Day breakfast. I was glad to see good food is on the list, I’m sure this dish fits the bill!
1. Make a delicious meal your mom enjoys!
2. I personally enjoy coffee with my breakfast-so I'm thrilled when Jordan has a pot ready when I wake up!
3. Moms love breakfast in bed! Just don't make too much noise at 6AM :)
This post is in collaboration with Johnsonville Sausage. Visit Johnsonville.com for more information and recipes! Happy Cooking!